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old skoo 11-06-2009 06:24 PM

S54 m3 swap in an e30
Hey what's up people ? I'm planing on doin a s54 m3 swap in my e30 and I was wondering, what needs to be done in order to complete the swap ? Any1 have any ideas ?

craz azn 11-06-2009 07:39 PM

You need to buy said engine and install it into an e30. Sounds pretty simple.

Dat make cents 4 u guy? :rolleyes:

cormier 11-06-2009 08:56 PM

just curious -- why were you thinkin S54 instead of S50/52?

SamE30e 11-06-2009 10:20 PM


Originally Posted by cormier (Post 1363436)
just curious -- why were you thinkin S54 instead of S50/52?

Ohhh about 100hp...

And about 5 times the price. And 5 times the work.

msinger 11-06-2009 11:12 PM

might as well just copy the franken m3 build! wish i had that kind of money!!

e30_kid89 11-07-2009 01:08 AM

Pretty simple swapz. just drop in the engine into the desired vehicle and go!

emdog16 11-07-2009 01:35 PM

its not that bad as long as you run standalone... nvm i take it back

Mystikal 11-07-2009 01:39 PM

Make sure you use the washer fluid that came standard on 03/2001 build Z8s. Once you got that down, the swap completes itself.

davericher20 11-07-2009 01:49 PM

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don't forget that the upper cover for the vanos must be converted.

here this might help.

good luck.

slimjim 11-07-2009 04:59 PM

just take it. and go

SamE30e 11-07-2009 07:51 PM

I heard you use a M10 Hotwire maf and it only bolts to the M20 sport auto tranny. Other then that it's wires up just like M50 swap.

cormier 11-08-2009 12:36 PM

my driveshaft suggestion -->

cut to size. duct tape flange.

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